Marc Anthony to Donald Trump: 'Shut the F**k Up About NFL,' Focus on Puerto Rico

The singer, whose parents are from Puerto Rico, told POTUS to 'do something about our people in need' in the island following two devastating hurricanes, Irma and Maria.

AceShowbiz - It seems like Marc Anthony can't take President Donald Trump's controversial comments about NFL players anymore. The singer took to his Twitter account to slam POTUS following the latter's tension with NFL after some players knelt during the national anthem.

The 49-year-old singer of Puerto Rican descent fired at Trump as he wrote, "Mr. President shut the f**k up about NFL." He later told Trump to "do something about our people in need in #PuertoRico." He concluded his tweet, "We are American citizens too."

Anthony referred to the destruction the Caribbean island has suffered after being hammered by two devastating hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Category 4 storm left Puerto Rico, which is an unincorporated territory of the U.S., without electricity and without running water. Los Angeles Times confirmed 16 people dead due to the hurricane.

Trump, in fact, addressed the dire situation in Puerto Rico in a series of tweets, shortly after Anthony tweeted on Monday, September 25. "Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble," Trump wrote on Tuesday, September 26. "It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with. Food, water and medical are top priorities - and doing well. #FEMA"

As for Trump's criticism of NFL players, it came down on Friday, September 22 at a rally in Alabama. During his speech, he asked players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and injustice to be "fired." In response to his remarks, more than 200 players knelt or sat during national anthem performances around the league on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady also showed their support for fellow NFL players through their Instagram accounts.

Meanwhile, Anthony's ex-wife, Jennifer Lopez, recently announced that she was donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. "Alex Rodriguez and I, who are both New Yorkers, are utilizing all our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rican and Caribbean relief efforts," Lopez said in a statement.

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